Advanced CT Imaging Now Possible at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

July 15, 2019


From pediatric to adult patients, the SOMATOM go.All CT system enables high-quality imaging and low radiation dose.


MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL recently installed a new, tablet-based CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The system, called a SOMATOM® go.All, enables the hospital to support routine and advanced CT procedures that may enhance diagnostic accuracy by providing additional diagnostic information to patients and their physicians.  This patient-friendly CT scanner offers faster scan times, shorter breath holds, reduced patient dose, a longer table and a 500 lb. table capacity.


Technologists can operate the CT system with a touch-screen tablet and remote control, which can help them remain with patients longer during exam preparation. This may improve patient experience, particularly for children and patients who have mobility challenges and need additional support.


In addition, the SOMATOM go.All features automated technology that can take the guesswork out of selecting the most optimal radiation dose for every patient and exam.  From pediatrics to the elderly, every patient undergoes a personalized dose reduction process based on size, weight and anatomy. The SOMAOTM go.All is also equipped with Siemens latest exclusive technologies for optimizing radiation dose such as Tin Filter Technology that can reduce unnecessary radiation for a wide range of routine procedures.


“Patients are our number one priority,” says Jim Pann, Imaging Services Manager.  “We carefully considered which CT system would provide the best possible experience for our patients and also provide our physicians with the information they need to deliver the best possible care.”


With patient-centric technology and workflows that optimally adapt to each patient, the SOMATOM go.All delivers consistent, reliable results in all aspects of hospital imaging including the most advanced fields such as oncology, vascular, orthopedic, and neuro imaging, low dose pediatric scanning and CT guided minimally invasive intervention.


In addition, the physicians who rely on the images from this system to make clinical decisions may have a high level of clinical confidence in their diagnoses: The SOMATOM go.All offers features that can reduce imaging artifacts from implanted devices, such as knee and hip implants and dental fillings, which can improve image quality.

To learn more, speak with your primary care provider.  Patients can contact Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Medical Imaging at 906-341-3262 for scheduling questions.

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